Premier League Predictions: Lawro’s backing Man Utd to win

Lawro's back and raring to go for the midweek action.

Premier League Predictions

Nottingham forest 1-2 Arsenal
Fulham 2-0 Everton
Luton 1-2 Brighton
Crystal Palace 2-1 Sheffield United
Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle
Manchester City 3-0 Burnley
Tottenham 1-2 Brentford
Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea
West Ham 1-2 Bournemouth
Wolves 1-2 Manchester United

We’re heading into the business end of the Premier League season now and, after the winter break and two FA Cup weekends, the top flight is back with a bang with a full midweek fixture list. There’s seven games on the telly from Tuesday through to Thursday with mixed kick off times meaning we’re in for a proper midweek treat.

So, with so much action to get stuck in to, it’s only right that we bring in our resident tipster and Premier League predicting guru, Mark Lawrenson who’s full of Festive cheer ahead of another packed week of footy action.

Tuesday 7.30pm: Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

TV: TNT Sports 2

Going to Nottingham Forest has been a difficult assignment for most teams because they sit in, even at home, and hit you on the break. If you can score the first goal that makes all the difference and I think Arsenal have the quality. Nottingham forest 1-2 Arsenal.

Tuesday 7.45pm: Fulham v Everton

I fancy Fulham here, on the basis that they badly need a win. With Everton they’re a bit streaky and their situation just doesn’t seem quite as bad as it did now. At first it was panic stations but that’s worn off a bit now. Fulham 2-0 Everton.

Tuesday 7.45pm: Luton v Brighton

Luton are good at home and they’re a bit like Forest in so far as they’ll sit in with two wide players. The guys they have up front are quick and they load the box from all the set pieces. You’ve got a lot to deal with when you go there but if you can get in front you’re normally okay. Luton 1-2 Brighton.

Tuesday 8pm: Crystal Palace v Sheffield United

What do Crystal Palace fans expect? They don’t have a big budget but they’ve got two outstanding players in Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise. They’re not going to go out and spend fortunes, that’s the way it’s been for a long time. I’ll go for them to win this one, though. Crystal Palace 2-1 Sheffield United.

Tuesday 8.15pm: Aston Villa v Newcastle

TV: TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate

It’s funny with Newcastle. All of a sudden they could lose a few players, it appears that they have to sell someone for FFP purposes. Aston Villa are good at home but Newcastle need to start picking up results so I’ll go for a draw. Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle.

Wednesday 7.30pm: Manchester City v Burnley

TV: TNT Sports 3

Vincent Kompany will be trying to show Manchester City that he’s got a good team who play exciting football but that’ll just play into City’s hands. Manchester City 3-0 Burnley.

Wednesday 7.30pm: Tottenham v Brentford

TV: TNT Sports 2

Ivan Toney’s back for Brentford and he made a big impact on his return! What that wall was doing I don’t know. He looked good, fit and strong. Tottenham have had a tough run and they had to play Manchester City the other day. You know what, I fancy a Brentford win here. Tottenham 1-2 Brentford.

Wednesday 8.15pm: Liverpool v Chelsea

TV: TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate

I’ll go with Liverpool to win, especially after the news about Jurgen Klopp leaving. Some of Chelsea’s better players are coming back to fitness but I’m not sure where the goals are going to come from. I don’t think they’ll get too many chances. Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea.

Thursday 7.30pm: West Ham v Bournemouth

TV: TNT Sports 2

Kalvin Phillips will be a big boost for West Ham and he’ll be around for this game after a few days training. Bournemouth are in great form though and Dominic Solanke’s in great nick so I’ll have an away win here. They’re a neat team and they have a real go. West Ham 1-2 Bournemouth.

Thursday 8.15pm: Wolves v Manchester United

TV: TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate

I can’t remember the last time Wolves actually lost a game and they’re in good shape. Gary O’Neil’s done an excellent job, especially with they squad they have and the areas that need improving like up front. They owe Manchester United one after that Andre Onana decision last time they met. Football doesn’t work like that though and, God knows why, but I’m going to go for Manchester United! Wolves 1-2 Manchester United.

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